The Washington Nationals recalled outfielder Matt den Dekker from Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday afternoon as the 26th man for Tuesday's nightcap vs. the Toronto Blue Jays. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcement.
den Dekker, 27, joins the Nationals for the second time this season. A member of the Nationals' Opening Day roster, den Dekker appeared in four games for the Major League team, going 0-for-2 in two at-bats off the bench.
In 41 games for Triple-A Syracuse this season den Dekker has hit .230 (35-for-152) with six doubles, one home run, 16 RBI and seven stolen bases.
Acquired from the New York Mets on March 30 in exchange for left-handed pitcher Jerry Blevins, den Dekker is a career .236 hitter with a .322 on-base percentage. He's hit 12 doubles, one home run and 11 stolen bases in 84 Major League games (212 at-bats).